Additional Memberships Available

wlaa Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:00

Due to high demand the Committee have arranged for an additional 50 memberships to be made available for this season. This will bring the total number of available memberships to 150, this is the highest availability since the association began. Wether this number is to be maintained going forward or if it is to be increased further will be discussed at upcoming meetings. These memberships are on a strictly fist come first served basis and if they run out we do not expect to be increasing this number again this season.

Fly Tying Social Venue

wlaa Thu, 01/26/2017 - 17:30

To All Members:


We will no longer be hosting the Fly Tying Social at the Black Bull in Mid Calder. From 6th February the FTS will be hosted at Mid Calder Community Centre Market St, Mid Calder.

We Hope To See You There!!!

Fly Tying Social Report

wlaa Thu, 11/24/2016 - 18:35

Last month at the FTS we covered parachute dry flies and traditional colar wound dries, for my money the Paradun was the more interesting to tie however if you're looking to fill your box with troutcatchers without the labours involved in tying parachutes you can check out my video on Vimeo showing a very simple method of tying a colar wound dry fly.

This month's FTS will be replaced by the AGM and given that the following scheduled date is 2nd January it's more likely that we will resume in February.

Clean Water Survey

wlaa Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:32

We have recently carried out some clean water surveying on the Almond and tributaries. We were specifically testing Nitrate and Phosphate levels. We were provided kits by the Clean Water for Wildlife project that is currently running in England so our thanks to them for being kind enough to send us five sampling kits. The test was carried out following the instructions provided in the kits and the results are outlined below.

Fly Tying Social (UPDATE)

wlaa Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:07

We are planning to expand the Fly Tying Social and investing more time in preparing for next season. To this end we will be investing in materials and tools for members who would like to get into fly tying without the initial outlay. The association will provide all materials, hooks and tools for attendees, the focus of the FTS going forward will be tying patterns essential for fishing on the Almond with a view to introducing members to fly tying. Members will have the opportunity to learn to tie Nymphs, Dry Flies, Wets and Lures and prepare a fly box for the 2017 season.

Map Update

wlaa Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:45

During the last Committee meeting it was decided that the Map should be updated as the interactive map was deemed unclear. This has now been updated and members can check out the new map here you can also reach this page by clicking on the tab "Map" on the menu bar.

Fly Tying Social

Adams Dry Fly
wlaa Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:14

We are happy to announce that we now have a regular room booked for the Fly Tying Social.

The first FTS will be held on Monday 2nd May from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Black Bull, Mid Calder. All members are invited and anyone with an interest in fly tying is encouraged to come along, experienced tyers or newbies, all are welcome. We would also like to encourage juniors with an interest in fly tying to come along although the late finish should be considered by parents, it is a school night after all.

Dates & Venue:

Learn to Fly Fish with Orvis

wlaa Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:06

Orvis offer a great opportunity to those wishing to learn fly fishing with free professional instruction available on various dates throughout the year. Whether it's for yourself or you children this is a great chance to receive some expert tuition. If you'd like to take advantage of this you should contact the Orvis shop in Edinburgh, 0131 226 6227 or go online for more information


wlaa Sat, 01/30/2016 - 20:06

WLAA has had a fairly inactive twitter account for some time @WestLothianAC but we are hoping to change that and become a lot more active on twitter. If you have a twitter account please follow us and if you are fishing in West Lothian please consider using the hashtag #westlothianangling

Send In Your Story

wlaa Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:07

We are looking for contributions to our fishing blog, if you would like to write an article to be featured please send it to

A short story about a great day on the Almond, how you caught all those roach on the canal or how to tie your favourite fly, it's really up to you. A picture is worth a thousand words so please attach a couple to your email.